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mosquito-borne disease

Randomized trials of housing interventions to prevent malaria and Aedes-transmitted diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis

January 13, 2021 - 11:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kua KP, Lee SWH
Reference: 
PLoS One. 2021 Jan 8;16(1):e0244284

Mosquito-borne diseases remain a significant public health problem in tropical regions. Housing improvements such as screening of doors and windows may be effective in reducing disease transmission, but the impact remains unclear.

Veterinary endectocides for malaria control and elimination: prospects and challenges

December 29, 2020 - 15:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Chaccour C
Reference: 
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2021 Feb 15;376(1818):20190810

Residual transmission is the persistence of malaria transmission after scale-up of appropriate vector control tools and is one of the key challenges for malaria elimination today. Although long associated with outdoor biting, other mosquito behaviours such as partly feeding upon animals contribute greatly to sustaining transmission. Peri-domestic livestock can be used as decoy to protect humans from blood-seeking vectors but this approach often leads to an increased malaria risk in a phenomenon known as zoopotentiation.

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